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Tim Kaine
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Democratic Senate Challenger; previously Governor

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Lincoln Chafee
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Hillary Clinton
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Elizabeth Warren
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James Webb
(Former Senator,VA)

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Jeb Bush
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Ben Carson
(Tea Party favorite and M.D.)
Chris Christie
(New Jersey Governor)
Ted Cruz
(Texas Senator)
Carly Fiorina
(California CEO)
Jim Gilmore
(Former Virginia Governor)
Lindsey Graham
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Mike Huckabee
(Former Arkansas Governor)
Bobby Jindal
(Louisiana Governor)
John Kasich
(Former Ohio Governor)
Sarah Palin
(Former Alaska Governor)
George Pataki
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Rand Paul
(Kentucky Senator)
Rick Perry
(Texas Governor)
Marco Rubio
(Florida Senator)
Rick Santorum
(Former Pennsylvania Senator)
Donald Trump
(N.Y. CEO)
Scott Walker
(Wisconsin Governor)

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Roseanne Barr
(Peace & Justice party, Hawaii)
Michael Bloomberg
(Independent NYC Mayor)
Gary Johnson
(Former New Mexico Governor, Libertarian Party)
Jill Stein
(Green Party, MA)

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Tim Kaine on Abortion
Click here for 10 full quotes on Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Personally opposes abortion, but keep government out of it. (Jun 2016)
  • Don't weaken or subvert the basic holding of Roe v. Wade. (Oct 2012)
  • Don't deny privacy to women making health care decisions. (Sep 2012)
  • Increased access to contraceptive coverage. (Feb 2012)
  • If life begins at conception, we must outlaw contraception. (Dec 2011)
  • Personally opposed to abortion, but it shouldn't be outlawed. (Jul 2008)
  • Parental consent; ban partial birth; informed consent. (Jul 2008)
  • Promote abstinence; ban partial-birth abortion. (Nov 2005)
  • I have a faith-based opposition to abortion. (Nov 2005)
  • Supports public abortion funding. (Oct 2012)
Tim Kaine on Budget & Economy
Click here for 9 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR other candidates on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Tea Party's reckless economic policies create uncertainty. (May 2012)
  • Reverse the sequester: harmful, across-the-board budget cuts. (Feb 2012)
  • I cut state spending $5B while investing in infrastructure. (Dec 2011)
  • Opposes "Cut, Cap and Balance" as all cuts & no balance. (Jul 2011)
  • Cabinet Community Days: we see people worried but hopeful. (Jan 2009)
  • In 5 years, Bush took us from surplus to deficit. (Jan 2006)
  • Fiscal discipline kept AAA bond rating. (Nov 2005)
  • Progress economically via stable finances. (Nov 2005)
  • Opposes a constitutional BBA. (Oct 2012)
Tim Kaine on Civil Rights
Click here for 12 full quotes on Civil Rights OR other candidates on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • Strong supporter of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. (Oct 2012)
  • Obama fought for equal pay for women. (Sep 2012)
  • Obama fought for fair treatment for LGBT Americans. (Sep 2012)
  • No discrimination against nominating gay judges. (May 2012)
  • Same-sex couples should have the same legal rights. (May 2012)
  • 2005: No gay adoption; 2011: gay adoption okay. (May 2012)
  • GOP agenda on gay marriage is divisive social legislation. (Apr 2012)
  • Tried to pass laws favoring domestic partnerships. (Apr 2012)
  • Voted YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. (Feb 2013)
  • Opposes defining traditional marriage. (Oct 2012)
  • Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights. (Aug 2012)
  • Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender. (Mar 2013)
Tim Kaine on Corporations
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  • Auto industry is back; manufacturers are hiring again. (Sep 2012)
Tim Kaine on Crime
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  • Opposes death penalty as a Catholic, but upholds VA law. (Jan 2016)
  • Focus attention on the overuse of incarceration. (Oct 2012)
  • Release non-violent inmates 90 days early. (Jan 2009)
  • Smart sentencing: reduce number of "technical violations". (Jan 2009)
  • Don't re-traumatize sex crime victims during investigation. (Jan 2008)
  • Supports Project Exile’s longer mandatory sentences. (Nov 2005)
  • Moratorium on the death penalty until it is fair. (Nov 2005)
  • Rated 64% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues. (Dec 2014)
Tim Kaine on Drugs
Click here for 2 full quotes on Drugs OR other candidates on Drugs OR background on Drugs.
  • Reduce sentences but do not decriminalize pot. (Jan 2010)
  • Anti-drug and anti-gang units in State Police. (Nov 2005)
Tim Kaine on Education
Click here for 11 full quotes on Education OR other candidates on Education OR background on Education.
  • More student loan interest cuts; more tuition assistance. (May 2012)
  • FactCheck: Cut college funding & led to 30% tuition increase. (Apr 2012)
  • Invest in education--from preschool to career skills. (Feb 2012)
  • Increase K-12 school funds despite 3 rounds of budget cuts. (Jan 2009)
  • No mid-year tuition increases at state college, despite cuts. (Jan 2009)
  • We raised teacher pay & required regular teacher evaluations. (Jan 2007)
  • Include private & church schools in kindergarten & pre-K. (Jan 2007)
  • Administration refused to fund NCLB Act. (Jan 2006)
  • Expand need-based financial aid & Tuition Assistance Grants. (Jan 2006)
  • Make education policy by first-hand visits to schools. (Nov 2005)
  • Opposes school vouchers. (Oct 2012)
Tim Kaine on Energy & Oil
Click here for 10 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR other candidates on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Cut subsidies to big oil companies. (Oct 2012)
  • Allow Bush tax cuts for wealthy to expire. (Apr 2012)
  • We are producing more energy than ever; find alternatives. (Dec 2011)
  • Major attention on creating green jobs. (Jan 2009)
  • Reduce electricity consumption by 19% by 2025. (Jan 2009)
  • Nuclear reactors will be key to America's energy future. (Jan 2009)
  • We can't drill our way out; diversify our portfolio. (Aug 2008)
  • Key to success is availability of reliable, low-cost power. (Jan 2007)
  • All Virginians are affected by rising gas prices. (Nov 2005)
  • Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. (Jan 2007)
Tim Kaine on Environment
Click here for 4 full quotes on Environment OR other candidates on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Always work to protect our air, water and land. (Feb 2012)
  • Historic investments in water quality & open space. (Jan 2007)
  • Invest in ongoing work to clean up rivers & Chesapeake Bay. (Jan 2006)
  • Voted YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems. (May 2013)
Tim Kaine on Families & Children
Click here for 4 full quotes on Families & Children OR other candidates on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Teach Safe Relationships: prevent sexual assault. (Feb 2012)
  • Prevent childhood obesity by improving health education. (Jan 2007)
  • More funding & services for victims of domestic violence. (Jan 2013)
  • Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month. (May 2014)
Tim Kaine on Foreign Policy
Click here for 2 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR other candidates on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Maintain relations with Britain & EU to move beyond Brexit. (Jun 2016)
  • Strengthen partnerships with Latin America. (Feb 2012)
Tim Kaine on Free Trade
Click here for 5 full quotes on Free Trade OR other candidates on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • Global trade is a reality; need more good trade deals. (Apr 2016)
  • Pass TPP and create true free trade for U.S. (Apr 2016)
  • Engage with people from other countries in global commerce. (Jan 2008)
  • Virginia began as an experiment in global trade. (Jan 2007)
  • Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices. (May 2013)
Tim Kaine on Government Reform
Click here for 5 full quotes on Government Reform OR other candidates on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Citizens United erodes democracy and undermines elections. (Jun 2016)
  • Citizens United encourages lobbyists to influence votes. (Jun 2016)
  • Yes to disclosing sources of secret donations. (Jan 2010)
  • Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements. (Jul 2014)
  • Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers. (Feb 2015)
Tim Kaine on Gun Control
Click here for 7 full quotes on Gun Control OR other candidates on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Limit size of magazines and ammunition clips. (Jun 2016)
  • Gun violence causes unbearable pain; stand up to gun lobby. (Feb 2012)
  • Limit high-capacity clips to no more than ten bullets. (Jan 2011)
  • Instant background checks including mental health database. (Jan 2008)
  • Strongly supports the Second Amendment. (Nov 2005)
  • Voted YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets. (Apr 2013)
  • Supports restricting the Second Amendment. (Oct 2012)
Tim Kaine on Health Care
Click here for 12 full quotes on Health Care OR other candidates on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Let Medicare negotiate rates for prescription drug prices. (Oct 2012)
  • Inaction was not a solution for healthcare. (Jun 2012)
  • Invest in community-based mental health care. (Jan 2009)
  • Expand pre-natal care to reduce infant mortality rate. (Jan 2009)
  • Mental health system is chronically under-funded. (Jan 2008)
  • 1 million Virginians do not have health insurance. (Jan 2007)
  • Bush fights states getting cheap Rx for seniors. (Jan 2006)
  • Our seniors were promised medications but got poor planning. (Jan 2006)
  • One out of 7 Virginians lack health insurance. (Nov 2005)
  • Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year. (Oct 2009)
  • Opposes repealing ObamaCare. (Oct 2012)
  • Religious exemption from ObamaCare individual mandate. (Feb 2015)
Tim Kaine on Homeland Security
Click here for 10 full quotes on Homeland Security OR other candidates on Homeland Security OR background on Homeland Security.
  • Budget cuts made us vulnerable to Libya embassy attack. (Oct 2012)
  • Religious liberty without government punishment. (Oct 2012)
  • Let Bush tax cuts expire instead of automatic defense cuts. (Sep 2012)
  • All-cuts approach leaves TRICARE & nat'l defense vulnerable. (May 2012)
  • Repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell": let gays serve in military. (May 2012)
  • Troop Talent Act: ease transition to civilian careers. (Feb 2012)
  • Open all combat roles to women. (Feb 2012)
  • Expand job benefits for members of the Virginia Guard. (Jan 2007)
  • Focus on counter-terrorism and bioterrorism preparedness. (Nov 2005)
  • Maintain the military presence in Virginia. (Nov 2005)
Tim Kaine on Immigration
Click here for 4 full quotes on Immigration OR other candidates on Immigration OR background on Immigration.
  • Make it easier for foreign students to get green cards. (Jun 2012)
  • Seeks defined path to earned citizenship, plus DREAM Act. (Apr 2012)
  • Comprehensive immigration policy instead of xenophobia. (Jul 2010)
  • Supercharged rhetoric causes hostility to New Americans. (Jan 2008)
Tim Kaine on Jobs
Click here for 3 full quotes on Jobs OR other candidates on Jobs OR background on Jobs.
  • VA had low unemployment rates during worst of recession. (Sep 2012)
  • Close the gender pay gap. (Feb 2012)
  • Today's minimum wage is not enough to take care of a family. (Jan 2007)
Tim Kaine on Principles & Values
Click here for 7 full quotes on Principles & Values OR other candidates on Principles & Values OR background on Principles & Values.
  • Catholicism & Quakerism influence his political views. (Apr 2016)
  • Authenticity as Senator means expressing religiosity. (Aug 2014)
  • Smash-mouth partisanship is yesterday's politics. (Jul 2012)
  • Served as a missionary in Honduras. (Jul 2012)
  • Better way is to focus on service, common sense, & results. (Jan 2006)
  • Ser justo e incluyente de todas las comunidades. (Jan 2006)
  • Parents taught him the importance of family and faith. (Nov 2005)
Tim Kaine on Social Security
Click here for 6 full quotes on Social Security OR other candidates on Social Security OR background on Social Security.
  • Fight against any privatization proposals. (Oct 2012)
  • Lift the payroll tax cap. (Jun 2012)
  • No dangerous privatization schemes for Social Security. (Apr 2012)
  • Adamantly opposes privatization of Social Security. (Apr 2012)
  • Make Social Security work for today's seniors and future. (Feb 2012)
  • Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance. (Jan 2013)
Tim Kaine on Tax Reform
Click here for 11 full quotes on Tax Reform OR other candidates on Tax Reform OR background on Tax Reform.
  • Keep Bush tax cuts except for the wealthy. (Oct 2012)
  • Open to some minimum income tax level for everyone. (Sep 2012)
  • No budget-busting tax cuts; we can't afford to try it again!. (Sep 2012)
  • Balance taxes: let Bush tax cuts expire at the top end. (Dec 2011)
  • No need for millionaire's tax: just let Bush cuts expire. (Dec 2011)
  • Replace income tax for low-income with cigarette tax. (Jan 2009)
  • Increase income tax filing threshold from $7,000 to $12,000. (Jan 2007)
  • Exempt first 20% of home value from property taxes. (Jan 2007)
  • Proven record of cutting taxes. (Nov 2005)
  • Supports increasing tax rates. (Oct 2012)
  • $12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants. (Jan 2008)
Tim Kaine on Technology
Click here for 5 full quotes on Technology OR other candidates on Technology OR background on Technology.
  • Invest in communities--infrastructure makes us competitive. (Sep 2012)
  • Force online retailers to collect sales taxes. (Jun 2012)
  • Long-term commitment to six year infrastructure plan. (Jan 2009)
  • Re-zoning to account for transportation infrastructure. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on authorizing states to collect Internet sales taxes. (May 2013)
Tim Kaine on War & Peace
Click here for 8 full quotes on War & Peace OR other candidates on War & Peace OR background on War & Peace.
  • We ended war in Iraq and are ending Afghan war now. (Sep 2012)
  • Redefine War Powers to reflect realities of 21st century. (Feb 2012)
  • Nuke deal with Iran is dramatic improvement over status quo. (Feb 2012)
  • Supported Obama's stopping the Iraq War. (Dec 2011)
  • Afghanistan war was not a war of Obama's choosing. (Jul 2010)
  • Iraq was a wrong choice; Afghanistan was no choice. (Jul 2010)
  • Visited VA National Guard members in Green Zone in Baghdad. (Jan 2007)
  • Americans were given inaccurate information regarding Iraq. (Jan 2006)
Tim Kaine on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Personally opposes abortion, but keep government out of it: Favors topic 1
Don't weaken or subvert the basic holding of Roe v. Wade: Strongly Favors topic 1
Don't deny privacy to women making health care decisions: Favors topic 1
Increased access to contraceptive coverage: Strongly Favors topic 1
Personally opposed to abortion, but it shouldn't be outlawed: Strongly Favors topic 1
Parental consent; ban partial birth; informed consent: Opposes topic 1
Promote abstinence; ban partial-birth abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
I have a faith-based opposition to abortion: Opposes topic 1
Supports public abortion funding: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Strong supporter of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: Strongly Favors topic 2
Obama fought for equal pay for women: Favors topic 2
Open all combat roles to women: Strongly Favors topic 2
Close the gender pay gap: Strongly Favors topic 2
Ser justo e incluyente de todas las comunidades: Favors topic 2
Endorsed as "preferred" by The Feminist Majority indicating pro-women's rights: Strongly Favors topic 2
More funding & services for victims of domestic violence: Strongly Favors topic 2
Enforce against wage discrimination based on gender: Strongly Favors topic 2
YES on reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Obama fought for fair treatment for LGBT Americans: Favors topic 3
Same-sex couples should have the same legal rights: Favors topic 3
2005: No gay adoption; 2011: gay adoption okay: Favors topic 3
Repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell": let gays serve in military: Strongly Favors topic 3
GOP agenda on gay marriage is divisive social legislation: Favors topic 3
Tried to pass laws favoring domestic partnerships: Favors topic 3
Opposes defining traditional marriage: Strongly Favors topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Catholicism & Quakerism influence his political views: Favors topic 4
Opposes death penalty as a Catholic, but upholds VA law: Opposes topic 4
Authenticity as Senator means expressing religiosity: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Let Medicare negotiate rates for prescription drug prices: Favors topic 5
Inaction was not a solution for healthcare: Favors topic 5
Expand pre-natal care to reduce infant mortality rate: Strongly Favors topic 5
Mental health system is chronically under-funded: Favors topic 5
Prevent childhood obesity by improving health education: Favors topic 5
1 million Virginians do not have health insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
One out of 7 Virginians lack health insurance: Favors topic 5
Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes repealing ObamaCare: Strongly Favors topic 5
Religious exemption from ObamaCare individual mandate: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Fight against any privatization proposals: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Lift the payroll tax cap: Opposes topic 6
No dangerous privatization schemes for Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Adamantly opposes privatization of Social Security: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Make Social Security work for today's seniors and future: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Rated 100% by ARA, indicating a pro-Trust Fund stance: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Invest in education--from preschool to career skills: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Increase K-12 school funds despite 3 rounds of budget cuts: Favors topic 7
We raised teacher pay & required regular teacher evaluations: Strongly Favors topic 7
Include private & church schools in kindergarten & pre-K: Favors topic 7
Opposes school vouchers: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(+5 points on Social scale)
Always work to protect our air, water and land: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Historic investments in water quality & open space: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Re-zoning to account for transportation infrastructure: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Invest in ongoing work to clean up rivers & Chesapeake Bay: Strongly Opposes topic 8
YES on protecting ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes ecosystems: Opposes topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Focus attention on the overuse of incarceration: Opposes topic 9
Teach Safe Relationships: prevent sexual assault: Favors topic 9
Release non-violent inmates 90 days early: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Smart sentencing: reduce number of "technical violations": Strongly Opposes topic 9
Don't re-traumatize sex crime victims during investigation: Favors topic 9
Supports Project Exile’s longer mandatory sentences: Strongly Favors topic 9
Moratorium on the death penalty until it is fair: Opposes topic 9
Rated 64% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues: Neutral on topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Limit size of magazines and ammunition clips: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Gun violence causes unbearable pain; stand up to gun lobby: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Limit high-capacity clips to no more than ten bullets: Opposes topic 10
Invest in community-based mental health care: Opposes topic 10
Instant background checks including mental health database: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Strongly supports the Second Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 10
Supports restricting the Second Amendment: Strongly Opposes topic 10
YES on banning high-capacity magazines of over 10 bullets: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Keep Bush tax cuts except for the wealthy: Favors topic 11
No budget-busting tax cuts; we can't afford to try it again!: Strongly Favors topic 11
Allow Bush tax cuts for wealthy to expire: Strongly Favors topic 11
Balance taxes: let Bush tax cuts expire at the top end: Strongly Favors topic 11
No need for millionaire's tax: just let Bush cuts expire: Favors topic 11
Opposes "Cut, Cap and Balance" as all cuts & no balance: Favors topic 11
Replace income tax for low-income with cigarette tax: Favors topic 11
Increase income tax filing threshold from $7,000 to $12,000: Strongly Favors topic 11
Exempt first 20% of home value from property taxes: Opposes topic 11
Proven record of cutting taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Supports increasing tax rates: Strongly Favors topic 11
$12B in federal economic stimulus as state block grants: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Make it easier for foreign students to get green cards: Favors topic 12
Seeks defined path to earned citizenship, plus DREAM Act: Strongly Favors topic 12
Comprehensive immigration policy instead of xenophobia: Strongly Favors topic 12
Supercharged rhetoric causes hostility to New Americans: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Global trade is a reality; need more good trade deals: Strongly Favors topic 13
Pass TPP and create true free trade for U.S.: Strongly Favors topic 13
Virginia began as an experiment in global trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Sponsored sugar quotas & import tariffs to stabilize prices: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Maintain relations with Britain & EU to move beyond Brexit: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strengthen partnerships with Latin America: Opposes topic 14
Redefine War Powers to reflect realities of 21st century: Opposes topic 14
Engage with people from other countries in global commerce: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Budget cuts made us vulnerable to Libya embassy attack: Favors topic 15
Let Bush tax cuts expire instead of automatic defense cuts: Favors topic 15
Troop Talent Act: ease transition to civilian careers: Favors topic 15
Expand job benefits for members of the Virginia Guard: Favors topic 15
Focus on counter-terrorism and bioterrorism preparedness: Favors topic 15
Maintain the military presence in Virginia: Strongly Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Citizens United erodes democracy and undermines elections: Strongly Favors topic 16
Citizens United encourages lobbyists to influence votes: Strongly Favors topic 16
Yes to disclosing sources of secret donations: Strongly Favors topic 16
Matching fund for small donors, with debate requirements: Favors topic 16
Public financing of federal campaigns by voter vouchers: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
We ended war in Iraq and are ending Afghan war now: Favors topic 17
Nuke deal with Iran is dramatic improvement over status quo: Strongly Favors topic 17
Supported Obama's stopping the Iraq War: Favors topic 17
Afghanistan war was not a war of Obama's choosing: Opposes topic 17
Iraq was a wrong choice; Afghanistan was no choice: Favors topic 17
Visited VA National Guard members in Green Zone in Baghdad: Opposes topic 17
Americans were given inaccurate information regarding Iraq: Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Cut subsidies to big oil companies: Strongly Favors topic 18
We are producing more energy than ever; find alternatives: Favors topic 18
Major attention on creating green jobs: Strongly Favors topic 18
Reduce electricity consumption by 19% by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
Nuclear reactors will be key to America's energy future: Opposes topic 18
We can't drill our way out; diversify our portfolio: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Key to success is availability of reliable, low-cost power: Opposes topic 18
Set goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-3 points on Social scale)
Reduce sentences but do not decriminalize pot: Favors topic 19
Anti-drug and anti-gang units in State Police: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
No budget-busting tax cuts; we can't afford to try it again!: Strongly Favors topic 20
Tea Party's reckless economic policies create uncertainty: Strongly Favors topic 20
Reverse the sequester: harmful, across-the-board budget cuts: Favors topic 20
I cut state spending $5B while investing in infrastructure: Strongly Favors topic 20
Opposes "Cut, Cap and Balance" as all cuts & no balance: Strongly Favors topic 20
Cabinet Community Days: we see people worried but hopeful: Strongly Favors topic 20

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